chip detector

chip detector

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A device to detect the presence of metallic particles and to gather them from a given fluid, normally lubrication oil. These are small plugs that are magnetic and attract the ferrite-based metal particles that may be in lubricating oil. By examining the chip detectors, the health of the engine can be ascertained. Electronic chip detectors provide an alert in the cockpit when chips are present on the magnetic plug.
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During the maintenance check, metal chips were observed on an engine bearing a chip detector which is known to be a matter of concern with the Neo engines, according to a statement released by the airline yesterday.
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Additional checks had been ordered 36 hours before the disaster because a metallic particle was found on the epicyclic chip detector component of the gearbox.
Mr Hill said data downloaded from the Hums showed a purple flashing warning light on the main gearbox indicator that appeared to indicate its chip detector had picked up a particle of metal.
A troubleshooter removed the chip detector and showed the AD1.
A second report revealed a small chip of metallic debris had been found on March 25, 34 flying hours before the accident, on the gearbox magnetic chip detector which is used to attract any bits of metal which can get into the system.
A second report revealed a small chip of metallic debris had been found on March 25, thirtyfour flying hours before the accident, on the gearbox magnetic chip detector which is used to attract any bits of metal which can get into the system.
It has also emerged that a small chip of metallic debris on the epicyclic gearbox module chip detector was discovered 34 flying hours before the failure.
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